St George's College, Aruvithura
Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Reaccredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC

Walk With a Scholar

WWS programme of St. George’s College Aruvithura chalked out theactivities to develop intellectually competent, morally upright, physically integrated,and socially committed students for the healthy society. Walk With a Scholar(WWS) scheme proposes to arrange specialized mentoring programs for students inUnder Graduate Programs in Arts, Science and Commerce and to provide guidance and orientation to prepare themselves for employment or select areas for higher study. The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’. The mentoring scheme for students will be purely voluntary in nature. The Scheme aims at giving necessary orientation to needy students, to prepare them for employment and give them necessary guidance, motivation and necessary mental support to identify appropriate areas for higher study as well as employment. The mentoring scheme is planned to identify the opportunities available for the scholars, the areas suitable for them, the manner in which the scholar should proceed before them and evolve ways by which they can
be acquired. For the purpose of mentoring, two categories of mentors will be identified. One will be ‘Internal Mentor’ and the second will be ‘External Mentor’. The Internal mentor will be a faculty from the Institution in which the student
(Scholar) is studying. They should be persons who are able to do mentoring and support the scholars and act as a Guide, in building their career. External Mentors are being identified from persons working in Industry, as well as from Professions like Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Law, Hospitality, Media, Business, Teaching, Administration or from any field as found necessary according to the local needs of the Institution/students. It will be open for 30 students of the first year of the Under Graduate Programme of Study in a college. The selected students continue in the Programme for the entire 3 year duration of their Under Graduate  Course. Advancement of knowledge and dissemination of truth – these are the goals of true education. The WWS programme also takes keen interest in character formation and inculcating moral values to students through several inspiring talks and seminar. During the academic year 2016-17, the college monitoring committee selected five department for conducting the WWS programme. For first year, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, English, and Commerce were selected and for the second year, Physics, Chemistry, English, Commerce and Botany, and for the third year, Physics, Maths, English, Economics, and Botany were selected for the WWS programme. Total of 90 students were selected for the WWS programme for the academic year 2016-17. The selection students for the first year are based on their merit. For each year and each subject, there is an internal mentor. The internal mentor from the teaching staff is assigned by the HOD of the concerned department. Mentoring is a process in which a more knowledgeable and experienced person activates a supportive role towards a younger and less experienced person. The process of mentoring is oriented towards meeting the career and personal development needs of the younger person. The internal mentors
address academic and non-academic issues that might be seen in the students in the Campus
I. Academic Problems
? Lack of understanding of basic concepts in their concerned subjects and
? Lack of in-depth knowledge
? Students prefer capsule notes, their only purpose is to pass the exam
? No specific goals
? The scope of individual attention is limited
? Lack of motivation
? No interaction between teachers and students
? Lack of motivation from parents and no caring about the studies
? Attitude problems
? Early marriage of girls, love affairs and mobile misuse
? Lack of awareness about the career opportunities
? Fear of presentation and interviews
II. Non-Academic Problems
? Family problems, Lack of family support
? Focused on IQ and not EQ
? Early age marriage of girls
? Overuse of social media and cell phones
? Stress
? Attitude problems
? Lack of self- motivation